Global Diversity Leadership Award Presented to Roswell Park Leader

David Scott honored at international meeting
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Highlights: 
David Scott Receives Global Diversity Leadership Award
Honor presented at World HRD Congress in Mumbai, India
Recognition for leadership in diversity and inclusion

BUFFALO, N.Y. — David Scott, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, was honored with a Global Diversity Leadership Award by the World HRD Congress in Mumbai, India. The honor was bestowed during the 25th Silver Jubilee meeting of the organization, held February 15 to February 17, 2017.

Scott was honored for expanding career opportunities for people from underserved groups and for enhancing the culture of inclusion at Roswell Park. In granting the award, the World HRD Congress said of Scott: “As a thinker and a doer, you are a role model and a believer in change.”

Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Scott is dedicated to building an increasingly diverse workforce at Roswell Park, expanding employment and contracting opportunities for minorities and underserved groups through outreach programs, job fairs, job-training events and paid internship programs.

“We congratulate David not only for this prestigious award but also for his ongoing efforts to embrace and expand diversity and inclusion at Roswell Park. The diversity in race, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender and culture among Roswell Park’s 3,200 employees makes us a unique and welcoming workplace and helps us more effectively pursue our mission to prevent, understand and cure  cancer,” says Errol Douglas, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Human Resources Management at Roswell Park.

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The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1898, RPCI is one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org. Follow Roswell Park on Facebook and Twitter.

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Deborah Pettibone, Public Information Specialist
716-845-4919; deborah.pettibone@roswellpark.org